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The last biwa singer

Hugh De Ferranti

The last biwa singer

a blind musician in history, imagination, and performance

by Hugh De Ferranti

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Published by East Asia Program, Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Blind musicians,
  • Biwa players,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Other titlesBlind musician in history, imagination, and performance
    StatementHugh De Ferranti
    SeriesCornell East Asia series -- 143, Cornell East Asia series -- 143.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML419.Y325 D44 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 320 p. :
    Number of Pages320
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24815210M
    ISBN 101933947136, 1933947438
    ISBN 109781933947136, 9781933947433
    LC Control Number2009925879
    OCLC/WorldCa461341511

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The Last Biwa Singer: A Blind Musician in History―Imagination and Performance (Cornell East Asia Series) Hardcover – Ma by Hugh de Ferranti (Author)Author: Hugh de Ferranti. Cornell University Press fosters a culture of broad and sustained inquiry through the publication of scholarship that is engaged, influential, and of lasting significance.

The Last Biwa Singer by Hugh de Ferranti | Hardcover | Cornell University Press. In this Book. Winner, Tanabe Hisao Prize in Musicology This work is an exposition of the traditions of Japanese blind singers who accompanied themselves on the biwa, and of the complex identity of Yamashika Yoshiyuki (), a man widely portrayed as the last such living relic of the medieval bards called biwa hoshi.

The last biwa singer: a blind musician in history, imagination and performance Volume of Cornell East Asia series: Author: Hugh De Ferranti: Publisher: East Asia Program, Cornell University. The Last Biwa Singer: A Blind Musician in History ; Imagination and Perfor- mance. By Hugh de Ferranti.

East Asian Program, Cornell University, pages. Hardcover $ The Last Biwa Singer: A blind musician in history, imagination and performance but this book is centred on just one of them, Yamashika Yoshiyuki (). He was a man almost unknown beyond the vicinity of his village in Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu, until his late sixties, when he began to acquire renown and eventual fame as "the last Cited by: 6.

Scholarly Tribute to Last Biwa Singer, University of New England Author Hugh DE FERRANTI is the author of many articles on the biwa traditions and has co-produced a collection of archive recordings of performances by Yamashika Yoshiyuki, with English and Japanese documentation (Rites and Tales with Biwa: Yamashika Yoshiyuki, Blind Musician of Kyushu, Japan.

Examines the traditions of Japanese blind singers who accompanied themselves on the biwa, and of the complex identity of Yamashika Yoshiyuki (), a man widely portrayed as the last such The author draws upon approaches from Japanese historical and literature studies, performance studies and ethnomusicology.

The Last Biwa Singer: A Blind Musician in History, Imagination and Performance, is published by Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) as No. in the Cornell East Asia Series.

Clicking on the image (a section of the book’s cover) displayed here reveals a photograph, taken at the UNE book launch, of Associate Professor Hugh de Ferranti (left) and Professor Allan Marett.

The Last Biwa Singer: A Blind Musician in History, Imagination and Performance, is published by Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) as No. in the Cornell East Asia Series.

Clicking on the image (a section of the book’s cover) displayed here reveals a photograph, taken at the UNE. The biwa (琵琶) is a Japanese short-necked fretted lute, often used in narrative biwa is the chosen instrument of Benten, goddess of music, eloquence, poetry, and education in Japanese biwa is a plucked string instrument that was first popular in China and then spread throughout East is said to have arrived in Japan from China during the Classification: Necked bowl lutes, String instruments.

Yamashika’s identity as a musician and individual was far more complex, but he became well known as "the last biwa hōshi" and was the subject of books, media programs, and a feature-length documentary film. An apparent living relic of a Japan long vanished, Yamashika even appeared in the New York Times in his last : Hugh de Ferranti.

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Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. As the last person to have earned his income from performing a repertory of narratives, songs and rites with biwa, to many he seemed to be a twentieth-century apparition of the medieval biwa hoshi - blind singers associated in Japanese popular culture with the carnage and strife that led to the start of warrior rule in the late twelfth century.

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42, Speaking ofYamashika: "the last biwa hosh£" and his many VOices Hugh de Ferranti While researching practices of oral. narrative singing with biwa accompaniment in Kyushu, southern Japan, during andI spent time with most of the small number of elderly in­ dividuals who continued to sing during the last decade.1 One.

Biography Hugh de Ferranti’s published research is on historical and contemporary forms of biwa music, the practice of Japanese music beyond Japanese shores, and music-making among minorities in colonial era Japan.

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